How-to Install Viber on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit

February 17th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Viber QuickStart for Mint 18.1 Serena

Hello Mint User! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Viber Messaging and Free Calls Software on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU/Linux Desktop.

Viber for Linux lets you send free Messages and make Free Calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country!

Viber Syncs your contacts and messages with your mobile device.

Viber for Linux Main Features:

  • Text, photo, sticker and emoticons messages
  • Group conversations
  • Call any Viber user for free with HD sound quality
  • Full sync between your mobile and your Linux
  • Seamlessly transfer calls between Viber Desktop and the Viber app with one click or tap
  • No registration, passwords or invitations required
  • Messages are shown on all devices

On Viber Your Phone Number is your ID. To Activating Viber for Linux Mint You’ll need First to Install it on Your Mobile Device!

How-to Install Viber for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Featured
  1. Download Viber Installer for Linux Mint:

    Viber .deb 64bit Package
  2. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Linux Mint Viber QuickStart - Open Terminal
  3. Checking/Installing GDebi Package Installer

    which gdebi

    If Not there (No Output) then:

    sudo apt-get install gdebi

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  4. Installing Viber for Linux Mint

    sudo gdebi ~/Downloads/viber.deb
  5. (Optional) Making a Viber Symlink for Easy Launching from Terminal

    sudo ln -s /opt/viber/Viber /usr/local/bin/viber

    Launching from Terminal:

  6. Editing the Viber App Launcher (Amend the Paths)

    sudo nano /usr/share/applications/viber.desktop

    Change the Exec & Path as:


    Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor :)
    Installing Viber for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - install first on mobile device

  7. Then You can fully Enjoy the Viber Call & Messaging on Linux Mint!

Installing Viber for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Viber UI

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